Jun 2 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
POLICE officers attending a report of a man wielding a baseball bat arrived at the scene to hear the sound of breaking glass.
David Anderson (18), of Ettrick Court, Coatbridge, was spotted on CCTV with the bat in the town’s Dunottar Avenue, on May 1 of this year.
At Airdrie Sheriff Court, fiscal depute Agnes Meek said: “At 11.40pm on the night in question, officers attending the incident heard a loud bang and the sound of glass smashing.
“They saw the accused in the company of other males and he was in possession of a baseball bat.
“When they spoke to him the accused admitted that he had broken a car window.”
Anderson also appeared on a number of other charges.
Officers on mobile patrol attended Whifflet Street where an ambulance had been summoned at 8.20pm on September 26, 2009.
Fiscal depute Agnes Meek described the events.
She said: “Paramedics at the scene advised the officers that Anderson was lying at the rear of the garden path but was not receptive to treatment.
“Police officers carried him into the sitting room of the house and he came round in what’s described as a ‘drunken stupor’.”
Anderson then struck out at PC David Wandrum.
In a separate incident on March 8, 2009, Anderson was found in the street with two knives in a Coatbridge street.
Agnes Meek said: “At 1am, two witnesses saw David Anderson in the street in possession of two bread knives brandishing them aggressively. They approached him, recovered the knives and told him to go home.”
Anderson also threatened dog walkers on November 25, 2008. A woman had returned home from work and took her dog for a walk at 5.30pm.
She met her friend, who had two dogs with her at Nevis Court, Burleigh Place in Coatbridge.
Anderson entered the building through the communal security entrance and knocked a door on the floor above.
When he came back down the stairs he said to one of the women: ‘If your dog comes near me I’ll kick its a**e.”
When the dog walker replied to him, he said that they would ‘get it too’.
Shocked by his aggressive behaviour, they contacted the police.
Anderson’s defence solicitor said: “He (Anderson) fully understands what is required of him during probation. He also realises and is frank enough to accept that my lord could impose a very lengthy prison sentence.
“He doesn’t now drink and there’s no problem with either alcohol or drugs.
“He’s someone who has a lot to offer, he’s articulate and frankly shouldn’t be anywhere near a court.”
Sheriff Robert H Dickson sentenced Anderson to a total of nine months in prison.